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HCSO Arrests Jacob McNamara on Multiple Counts of Arson and Reckless Burnin


Hamilton County, TN - On Friday March 27th, 2020 the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested 21 year old Jacob Price McNamara charging him with eleven (11) counts of Arson and three (3) counts of Reckless Burning. The arrest is the result of a several months long investigation into several suspicious fires occurring in the Soddy Daisy, Lakesite, and Ooltewah areas since October of 2019. McNamara is currently being held at the Hamilton County Jail. Detectives are still looking into other suspicious fires and additional charges against McNamara are possible.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office expresses gratitude to Soddy Daisy Police Department, Soddy Daisy Fire Department, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department and Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance in this lengthy investigation.

As this is an active investigation, no other information will be released at this time.

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